DOT pretreating roads ahead of storm


NEW BERN, Craven County - DOT trucks have ben spraying roadways in Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties non-stop in preparation for this weekend's winter storm.

Crews are working 12-hour shifts to try to cover more that 1,700 miles of road before the temperature drops below freezing.

"In Craven County, state highway miles, we've got about 1200, and in Pamlico County, we've got about 500 lane miles, and that's if we get to every road we have," said Gordy Eure, the County Maintenance Engineer.

Eure said they had 30,000 gallons worth of brine stored away to spray on the streets. Since crews have been spraying since 4 a.m., they've had to make much more.

The Brine is basically a saltwater solution that will help prevent dangerous driving conditions from forming this weekend. If you see any dangerous conditions around your neighborhood, contact your local maintenance yard and they will do their best to get someone out there to help.